IDD Community Life Coach / DSP

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Work as a Community Life Coach / DSP / Caregiver with a Non-Profit that cares! Positions available in Lenexa, kansas. Provide Support, Build Relationships, Make a Difference!

Featured Shift: Mon – Fri 7:30a-3:30p


High school graduate or equivalent

Must be 18 years of age, or older.

Must possess a valid driver’s license that is currently in good standing with a good record

Ability to pass background check

Benefits (for those scheduled 30 hours per week or more):

Health and Wellness: Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits starting the first of the month following 30 days of employment and access to Teledoc

Financial Wellness: 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 3.5% matching contributions, Health Savings Account, Flexible Savings Account, and Basic Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD insurance

Work/Life Balance: Paid Time Off (PTO), Tuition Reimbursements

Training program will allow you to become CPR certified

Ongoing training to support Career Development


Identify community resources and activities pertaining to the interest and skill level of participants on their caseload.

Facilitate the participation of participants in typical and integrated activities (those used by the general public), events and organizations in the participant’s neighborhood or local community in ways similar to others persons of the same age an interest.

Foster connections between participants and persons without disabilities to increase social capital.

Maintain electronic records including progress of goals identified on participant’s person-centered plan, incidents, challenges, etc.

Accompany participants to activities, if needed, and facilitate involvement.

Communicate progress, successes, and challenges to guardians / care providers as needed.

Ensure personal safety of participants on caseload.

Provide support to maintain or enhance personal independence.

Provide attendant care and/ or other supports as necessary (i.e. personal care, medication assistance, etc.)

Support Bethesda’s Mission, vision and Core Values while empowering each person to direct his or her own life choices.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behaviors):

Ability to establish and maintain professional and cooperative relations with local businesses and agencies.

Interest in assisting participants to define and achieve their meaningful day goals.

Ability to effectively send and receive verbal and written communication using the English language.

Basic math skills and basic computer skills.

Ability and willingness to successfully complete and apply training.

Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member.

Ability to keep accurate documentation.

Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions in the absence of an immediate supervisor.

Must be willing to drive throughout the assigned geographic area.

Have the ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others.

Must be flexible with respect to work hours and changing condition.

Must be of good moral character and have an interest in the welfare of participants. Experience in working with people with developmental disabilities is preferred.

Must possess a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion.

Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the organization.

Must have the ability to read and understand the hand-written and printed material, including documents and contracts; must have the ability to write correspondence and required reporting.

Must effectively communicate with and respond to questions from medical personnel, staff, stakeholders, and general public.

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